One new (good) provision of Governor Patrick’s Pension Reform III allows a buyback of up to four years for those who took maternity leave before 1975. In order to be eligible for this buy back you must have retired before Sept 1, 2000. Additionally , eligibility requires that a members must have resigned or been on an unpaid leave of absence due to maternity and must have been a member of the retirement system. Contact member services at the State-Boston Retirement System (617.635.4305) if you are eligible or contact Michael McLaughlin.
About Jessica Tang
Jessica Tang is the President of the Boston Teachers Union.